Aravindh, Gukesh and Arjun are the top seeds in 5th Saturday Online Blitz Open 2020
The 5th edition of Saturday Online Blitz Tournament Open will take place this Saturday 18th April 2020. This is the final edition of this Circuit. Currently GM Diptayan Ghosh leads the Circuit standings with 28 points followed by GM Arjun Erigaisi and GM Raunak Sadhwani at 20 and 19 points each respectively. Arjun won the 4th edition and this is his second triumph in the Circuit as he already won the 2nd edition. Although Diptayan still has an eight-point lead, if both Diptayan and Arjun finish with the same score at the conclusion of 5th and final edition of the Circuit, Arjun will be declared the Circuit Champion as he had two first-place finishes. Photo: Various sources
5th Saturday Blitz Tournament is on 18th April 2020
ChessBase India presents the 5th Saturday Blitz tournament which will take place on this Saturday 18th April 2020 at 8 p.m. IST. Entry is open. We have 14 GMs, 18 IMs, 3 WGMs and 6 WIMs confirmed their participation so far. GM Diptayan Ghosh currently leads the Circuit Standings with 28 points followed by GM Arjun Erigaisi at 20 points and GM Raunak Sadhwani at 19 points. If Arjun and Diptayan ties for the first place at the end of 5th Saturday Open then Arjun will win the Circuit as he has two championship finishes, which means the tie-breaker is higher place finishes. Entry is FREE* for all players. However an active ChessBase Premium subscription is mandatory for all.
Registration is closed
Details of the online tournament:
The entry fee for the event is FREE. However you need to have a ChessBase Premium Account to be eligible to participate. Please make sure that your account is valid beyond 18th April 2020, else the room and the tournament director will decline your entry. If you do not have a premium account, get one from below. You will receive a serial key and the steps to make your account premium in your email address. Make your account premium and then register through the google form given below. The last date for entry is 8 p.m. IST on 18th April 2020.
You can also go for ChessBase 15, as that comes with free 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account!
Total circuit points
For each tournament these are the points that you will receive:
At the end of the five events the points will be added and the one who comes out on top with the maximum cumulative points gets a special prize of Rs.10,000. So you have the possibility to win in all Rs.35,000 in all of the five tournaments combined.
For registration queries contact:
Mr. Shahid Ahmed (Tournament director) - 9038139510
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
• We request all players to check their internet connection before the tournament. Minimum requirement should be at least 2 mbps. No phone calls/messages will be entertained once the tournament starts from 8 p.m. IST onwards. All queries must be resolved before the tournament.
List of players
|1||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||hitter1999||2641|
|2||GM R Praggnanandhaa||chessworld1||2608|
|3||GM Gukesh D||Gk06||2563|
|4||GM Arjun Erigaisi||Indian-Lion||2559|
|5||GM Elshan Moradiabadi||GM Abadi||2555|
|6||GM Raunak Sadhwani||devil1234||2545|
|7||GM Diptayan Ghosh||Diptayan||2541|
|8||GM Jakhongir Vakhidov||Uzbektiger95||2533|
|9||GM Andres Carlos Obregon||Andres Obregon||2525|
|10||GM Shardul Gagare||IndianKing97||2514|
|11||GM Harsha Bharathakoti||RACEKING||2509|
|12||GM Iniyan P||Superind2002||2506|
|13||IM Arjun Kalyan||Arjunkalyan||2477|
|14||GM Vishnu Prasanna V||fidodido||2476|
|15||IM Arghyadip Das||Arghyadip||2453|
|16||IM Leon Mendonca Luke||boobyfisher||2452|
|17||IM Mitrabha Guha||babysnake||2445|
|18||IM Rathanvel V S||vsr64||2445|
|19||IM Aditya Mittal||vinniethepooh||2438|
|20||IM Pranesh M||pranimastermuni||2437|
|21||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||2436|
|22||IM Jonas Rosner||Joro90||2433|
|23||IM Koustav Chatterjee||KoustavChatterjee1||2431|
|24||IM Himal Gusain||rajdhani express||2414|
|25||FM L R Srihari||lsr||2414|
|26||IM Neelash Saha||gamechanger||2413|
|27||GM Laxman Rajaram||LAXMAN||2411|
|28||IM Raja Rithvik R||MasteredUI||2408|
|29||IM Sreeshwan Maralakshikari||CreativeMind-s||2408|
|30||WGM R Vaishali||rvaishali2001||2393|
|31||FM Tarun Kanyamarala||irishchessman||2384|
|32||FM Pranav Anand||Lightsaber||2381|
|33||IM Saksham Rautela||Kcnock||2377|
|34||CM Shahil Dey||ShahilDey||2376|
|36||FM Harry Grieve||Harry Grieve||2355|
|37||IM Anuj Shrivatri||Anuj Shrivatri||2350|
|39||IM Moksh Doshi||Mokshu16||2332|
|41||IM P Saravana Krishnan||mbachez||2312|
|42||FM Rohith Krishna||Srohithkrishna||2304|
|44||Kaustuv Kundu||Kaustuv Kundu||2301|
|47||IM D K Sharma||kakdela||2289|
|48||WIM Vantika Agrawal||SHADOW_MASTER||2286|
|50||FM Dushyant Sharma||Dushu2930||2270|
|51||Elliot Papadiamandis||Elliot Papadiamandis||2269|
|53||WFM Savitha Shri B||Savithashri||2261|
|54||FM Jubin Jimmy||SAAKER||2259|
|56||WIM Mrudul Vilas Dehankar||shiv01||2256|
|57||FM Mahitosh Dey||mahitosh||2254|
|59||CM Prraneeth Vuppala||Smart123||2253|
|61||FM Suyog Wagh||suyu28||2245|
|62||WIM Ashritha Eswaran||goldenpuppy||2244|
|64||FM Gahan MG||karnatakangahan||2229|
|67||WIM Trisha Kanyamarala||trishakan||2201|
|68||Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage||Ranindu Liyanage||2199|
|72||WIM Michelle Catherina||Zanta||2176|
|73||Girish B Chandanani||sanjanachandanani||2169|
|74||WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty||Rojalin||2168|
|75||IM Praveen Kumar||Srinivasan||2158|
|76||WIM Saloni Sapale||Saloni1204||2147|
|77||Joy Pankaj Shah||JOYSHAH||2144|
|78||FM Ram Aravind L N||lnram||2127|
|79||CM Kadam Om Manish||kadam om m||2114|
|80||Sibi Visal R||kravisibi||2114|
|83||Manish Kumar||Remac Concept 2||2105|
|84||WGM Beatriz Franco||irenefranco||2103|
|85||CM Amithpal Singh||amithpal15||2101|
|86||CM Samrug Narayanan||Pigson7th||2100|
|88||Namitbir Singh Walia||Namitbir Singh||2093|
|89||WIM Angela Franco||angychess||2089|
|92||Uttam Sharma R||uttamchess||2077|
|100||CM Vinod Bhagwat||vkbchess||2002|
|102||Atri Chattopadhyay||Atri Chattopadhyay||1989|
|103||Ilamparthi A R||ilamparthi||1989|
|105||Siddharth Sabhari Shankar||MrRetired||1984|
|107||Aditya Bikram Paul||Adityabikram||1964|
|115||Arjun Gupta||Arjun Gupta||1932|
|117||Saimanivannan N R||SAIMANIVANNAN||1926|
|119||Kotepalli Sai Nirupama||Saraswathii||1914|
|120||Dinesh Rajan M||dinchamp||1912|
|129||Subramanian R M||rms420||1810|
|130||Shree Ganesh Muthu Annamalai||shreeganesh||1803|
|134||Pranav Sairam||Sairam Ramabadra||1762|
|136||Shriya Revankar||Shriya R||1751|
|140||Krishna Karthik Nerella||kingslayer24||1713|
|141||Aagam Aditya E||aagam aditya e||1707|
|146||Swayham P Das||swayham||1675|
|148||Satya Sekhar Mitra||Little champs||1659|
|149||Arnab Kumar Mullick||arnabkumarmullick||1655|
|150||Srujan Keerthan Solletti||SrujanKeerthan||1647|
|153||Ritesh Laxman Dharmatti||Sorcererchess||1618|
|155||Shivshankar Iyer S||itravcf||1608|
|156||Arvind Ramnath Iyer||arvind0899||1602|
|159||Vishvajeet Singh||Vishvajeet Singh||1572|
|163||Vivaan Vijay Saraogi||Chess_cheiro||1519|
|165||Swara Lakshmi S Nair||sureknair||1477|
|170||Siddharth Krishna Manavalan||winnkk||1453|
|171||Viresh Sharnarthi||Viresh sharnarthi||1445|
|176||Allen Jones Ramasamy||allenjones||1351|
|179||Jai Sankar Subramanian||ssmanian2005||1329|
|183||Adit Pushan Krishnaswamy||Adit Pushan||1311|
|184||Padmaesh M K||Padmaesh M K||1293|
|191||Sevitha Viju M||V_j||1217|
|192||Ritwik Mallavarapu||Ritwik chess||1197|
|198||Aman George Thomas||tgeorge||1169|
|201||Sujan Bharadwaj||Sujan Bharadwaj||1129|
|202||Abdul Kalam A||abdulkalam25677853||1120|
|211||Nidhi H. Shenolikar||NidhiHS||1051|
|212||Shree Hari Palaniappa S||Shree2011||1042|
|213||Sai Srivardhan R||Saisrivardhan||1037|
|218||E Efanio Jens||josephinedison||0|
|222||Jayant Rao Valluri||Jayantraovalluri||0|
|225||Mourya Yogeshbhai Patel||MYPATEL||0|
|228||Narendra Singh||Narendra singh||0|
|230||Piyush Kumar Jha||piyush671504||0|
|231||Rahul Anil Bhagwat||MRAA||0|
|234||Shivansh R. Bhatt||srbchess12||0|
|236||Trilochan Chhatria||Chess master chandan||0|
Circuit Standings after 4th Saturday Online Blitz
|1||GM Diptayan Ghosh||Diptayan||28|
|2||GM Arjun Erigaisi||Indian-Lion||20|
|3||GM Raunak Sadhwani||Devil1234||19|
|4||IM Aronyak Ghosh||STRANGE||18|
|5||GM Praggnanandhaa R||chessworld1||16|
|6||GM Visakh N R||Visakh||14|
|8||GM Aravindh Chithambaram||hitter1999||11|
|9||GM Gukesh D||Gk06||10|
|10||GM Zaven Andriasian||zavenGrozny||7|
|10||GM Elshan Moradiabadi||GM Abadi||7|
|10||GM Abhimanyu Puranik||pabh||7|
How to play tournament?
Please ensure that you have a valid Playchess id and active ChessBase Premium Account subscription. You can create one here.
1. Download the free Windows software of Playchess
Firstly you have to download the free native Windows software from here. If you have Mac OS or Mac Computer, then you have to use some VMWare to run it as Playchess Desktop Client has native support on Windows OS only. Tournament cannot be played via mobile or tablet device.
Login or Create account
After you have installed the Client. You must login.
Enter your Playchess username and password if you have one. (Note, for all the ChessBase Account Premium members, your login credentials will work). If you do not have a Username, you must click on "Create New Player Name" and create a new account. Alternatively, you can also create it here. This is free of cost and gives you free access to Playchess for a few days.
The tournament will take place in the Premium Tournaments in the ChessBase India room. Registered players should be online and logged into Playchess at least 45 minutes before the start of the tournament to confirm your entries on 11th of April. 7.15 p.m. IST would be a good time.
Click on the ‘Players’ Tab and then click on ‘Join Event’. The Sysop (Tournament Director) will accept your entry.
ChessBase India has organized innumerable online events successfully. Here are some feedback about the quality of the events:
GM Elshan Moradiabadi, Iranian born currently living in USA
It was a fantastic tournament and brought me back several fond memories from the days I was considered young. As for a suggestion, I think it would be nice if the event would have an extra round and start 10-15 minutes earlier. It is just a suggestion!
GM Visakh N R, India's 59th GM
The tournament was held in a excellent way without any kind of issues. Nice job by Chessbase India team and thank you for inviting me to take part in the event.
GM Vaibhav Suri, winner of 2nd ChessBase Online Blitz tournament
The tournament was conducted quite smoothly and a quite "fun Sunday" event. The participation of Adhiban & Sethuraman definitely added the spark to the event. I guess an Online Blitz Festival would be the next way to go (with different formats - Chess960, Bughouse, Bullet etc). Overall really happy with such events. Way to go!!
GM Laxman Rajaram, former National Blitz Champion
I thank the ChessBase India team once more for their strenous and tireless endeavour to popularise blitz events in India. Considering the fact that the present day time control even in classical format ( unlike the yesteryears) demands quick reflexes and blitz skills, I feel that the entire Chessbase India team is doing an exemplary and praiseworthy job. A boon for Indian chess !!!. Though my performance this time was not satisfactory ,I hope to excel and cherish more pleasant memories from my side in the forthcoming editions of Chessbase India blitz events.
Harishankkar Subramanyam, father of IM Bharath Subramaniyam
It was an excellent one. Organizing this during Corona times was a huge benefit and in these times only chess can grow.
IM Ravi Teja S, former National Challengers Champion
We (Ravi Teja&Anusha NLV) thoroughly enjoyed the tournament.it was exciting!
IM Anuj Shrivatri, Latest IM from Madhya Pradesh
The Tournament was excellent as always nothing more can be expected. But I have a suggestion that is it possible to make 3+2 Tournament instead of 3+0? That will make the quality of play superior and players will not play for flagging.
Aradhya Garg, Reigning National Junior (Under-19) Open Champion
The tournament was very well conducted and the players were quiet happy. The participation of quite some strong foreign grandmasters also added spark to the event and it was wonderful to play in an online tournament. I liked all the arrangements especially that the games started punctually at 8:00 PM itself but was wondering whether I could go for a bit of a break in between after my game ended as I did not know when the next game would begin (as it would begin only after all the games would end). It was a wonderful tournament and I cherish pleasant memories of the event and would like to participate in such future events as well.
Aadit Bhatia, participant of 1st Saturday Online Blitz 2020
The player strength was brilliant and I got to play 3 FIDE 2400+ players. Learnt a lot. Please organise more tournaments like these.
D Gukesh, youngest GM of India
I am extremely happy to have participated in my first online blitz tmt conducted by ChessBase India and loved the experience and thrill. from the start to the finish its professionally conducted and got the rare opportunity to play several high-class players in a single event and looking forward for its next event.
Priti Mahendru, mother of Jaiveer Mahendru
This was our second chessbase online blitz event. My son is 8 years and it was an absolute thrill for him to be playing against titled players ! Thanks a lot for organizing this. We look forward to more such events !
Very well organised and I will participate next Saturday too.
It was a good experience to play strong player by sitting in home safe... Thank you for presenting us such an opportunity! I look forward for your online events even after the Pandemic passes by...
It was a well conducted event and also a much needed break from the whole corona virus situation. Thank you ChessBase India!
Events by chessbase India are always enjoyable. Professionally conducted and we are really happy :) I had my first round game against GM Sethuraman. Once in a lifetime for me :)
I enjoyed the tournament thoroughly, 3+0 without increment is so entertaining! Thank you ChessBase India!